National Assn. of Broadcasters prez Eddie Fritts claims the collective clout of top cable companies is being used to dissuade TV stations from fighting for retransmission consent payments.
With the May sweeps over and thoughts turning to the sun over the Memorial Day holiday, most syndie shows looked fairly gloomy in the Nielsen national barter rankings.
Joe Davola has ankled his position as senior VP, creative development, at Fox Broadcasting Co. to return to MTV as senior VP both of development and at MTV Prods.
Shelley Duvall, the actress, producer and pioneer of cable and homevid kid's entertainment, has partnered her Think Entertainment with Enchante Ltd., a London-based company with an office in Santa…
CBS has extended a series pickup to another comedy pilot, "The Boys," perhaps to air this summer. The show, about a 30-ish writer and his girlfriend who move into the house of a deceased man and in…
What if the networks threw a party and nobody came? The annual network bazaar known as upfront -- when advertisers traditionally purchase the bulk of their commercial time for the coming season…
If a new ARD initiative goes through, Germany's pubcasters may stop airing free rascist-tinged campaign ads. But perhaps more attractive to public station heads is the idea of finally losing their…
With the Chicago Bulls-Phoenix Suns NBA championship series on its side, NBC soared above the prime time ratings competition to win the June 7-13 week by almost 2 ratings points.
Writers Arne Olsen and John Alan Schwartz, showing they know their way around good dialogue, have spun a variation on stylized spy tales by incorporating a cab-driving unpublished novelist as their…
MTV Latin America has hired Manuel Sosa as senior VP and general manager.
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Big Brother1Rating: 2.1 Share: 7 Viewers (Millions): 6.4 Network: CBS
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The Big Bang Theory-r2Rating: 1.8 Share: 8 Viewers (Millions): 7.1 Network: CBS
Hell's Kitchen3Rating: 1.7 Share: 7 Viewers (Millions): 5.0 Network: FOX